IFA’s Chief Economist set to move on to new pastures

It has been revealed that the Irish Farmers’ Association’s (IFA’s) Chief Economist, Rowena Dwyer, is set to take up a new role with Enterprise Ireland.

AgriLand understands that the announcement was made at the IFA’s executive council meeting earlier today.

Dwyer is set to remain in her current role with the IFA until the end of October, with Budget 2018 scheduled to take place on Tuesday, October 10. It is unknown as of yet who will replace her.

Having begun working with the IFA in 2008, Dwyer has spent the last nine years providing analysis for the organisation on national economic and budgetary issues, as well as developments in international agriculture and trade issues.

She also represents the IFA in negotiations with the government on the budget and Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform, as well as with banks and regulators on farm business and credit issues.

Prior to joining the IFA, Dwyer worked in both public and private sector organisations in Ireland and overseas in the areas of economics and policy development.

The IFA’s outgoing Chief Economist is a graduate in Economics from Trinity College Dublin and she also holds a Masters of Science (MSc) degree in Public Economics from the University of York in the UK.